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Playful Photo Booth Portraits Showcase Adoptable Dogs’ Sweet Personalities

There's no shortage of pets that need a good home, but how do you best show people that their new pal is waiting for them at the shelter? The Humane Society of Utah has an ingenious way of enticing potential owners to adopt homeless dogs. Photographer Guinnevere Shuster captured the pups' colorful …

Photography

Germanwings crash: pilot locked out of plane's cockpit, say reports

Evidence from a cockpit voice recorder recovered from the Germanwings flight 4U9525 that crashed on Tuesday suggests that one pilot left the cockpit before the plane’s descent and was unable to get back in, according to two separate reports.<p>French air accident investigators say they have extracted …

Airplanes

Yemeni leader Hadi leaves country as Saudi Arabia keeps up air strikes

SANAA/ADEN, Yemen (Reuters) - Yemen’s President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi left his refuge in Aden for Saudi Arabia on Thursday as Houthi rebels battled with his forces on the outskirts of the southern port city.<p>Throughout the day, warplanes from Saudi Arabia and Arab allies struck at the Shi’ite …

Middle East

Amnesty: Hamas rocket attacks amounted to war crimes

<b>Rocket and mortar attacks by Palestinian militant groups during last summer's conflict in Gaza amounted to war crimes, Amnesty International says.</b><p>Militants displayed a "flagrant disregard" for the lives of civilians during the 50-day war, a report found.<p>Six civilians in Israel and 13 Palestinians …

Benjamin Netanyahu criticised as he tries to make amends with Israel's Arab population

Israeli president rebukes Benjamin Netanyahu for his attack on Israeli Arabs<p>Benjamin Netanyahu was officially asked to form Israel’s next government on Wednesday, but Arab citizens have not forgotten how the prime minister turned upon them in order to win votes last week..<p>On election day, the prime …

Grateful Oklahomans salvage belongings after killer storm

SAND SPRINGS, Okla. (AP) — Oklahomans salvaged soggy belongings Thursday after the Plains' first tornado outbreak of 2015, expressing gratitude that …

Weather

Nigeria's military detains two Al Jazeera reporters

ABUJA (Reuters) - Nigeria’s military has detained two Al Jazeera journalists in the northeast city of Maiduguri since Tuesday, the television broadcaster said on Thursday, days ahead of the country’s general elections.<p>Al Jazeera said the journalists, Ahmed Idris and Ali Mustafa, were being kept in …

Africa

Bergdahl charged despite torture, attempts to escape Taliban

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl says he was tortured repeatedly in the five years he was held captive by the Taliban: beaten with a …

HIV Triggers a Public Health Emergency in Indiana

Gov. Mike Pence declared a public health emergency Thursday in south Indiana’s Scott County, which has seen a large HIV flare-up from intravenous …

Turmoil in Yemen escalates as Saudi Arabia bombs rebels

SANAA, Yemen (AP) — The turmoil in Yemen grew into a regional conflict Thursday, with Saudi Arabia and its allies bombing Shiite rebels allied with …

Middle East

Oklahoma Governor Declares State of Emergency After Deadly Tornadoes

Oklahoma’s governor declared a state of emergency for 25 counties Thursday, a day after severe weather whipped through large swathes of state, …

US, Iran nuke talks enter critical round ahead of deadline

LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — Nuclear negotiations between the United States and Iran entered a critical phase on Thursday with U.S. Secretary of …

Saudi-led coalition strikes rebels in Yemen, inflaming tensions in region

<b>(CNN) —</b> Saudi and allied warplanes struck rebels in Yemen on Thursday, with Saudi Arabia threatening to send ground troops and inserting itself into its southern neighbor's civil war, potentially opening up a broader sectarian conflict in the Middle East.<p>The swift and sudden action involved 100 …

Middle East